Despite the best efforts of estate planning experts both in Fayetteville and throughout the rest of the U.S., a majority of American adults do not have a will. When one to whom you would be a presumed heir dies intestate (without a will), you may think that you and your fellow heirs are in for a significant legal battle over you gets what from their estate. Many clients come to us here at the Gramling Estes Law Firm expecting the same thing, only to then learn that the state has already decided how their loved ones' estates will be dispersed.
“Squatters rights” is one of those legal theories we grow up hearing, much like “finders keepers” or “possession is nine-tenths of the law.”
We have discussed many of the reasons why family law matters can be challenging, but some people have unique difficulties to deal with as they work through various family law issues. From child custody battles to grandparents’ rights, child support, and property division, there are all sorts of family law matters that people have to work through. Moreover, additional stressors may be present, such as family drama. Whether someone is struggling with a former partner who is gossiping about them online or their former spouse’s relatives are making life difficult, family drama can be very tough for some people.
Divorces in Arkansas do not just happen to people in their 20s, 30s or 40s. Older couples are actually getting divorced more often these days than in the past. When you get a divorce and are over the age of 50, it is a gray divorce. While gray divorce does not happen as often as divorce with younger couples, according to Psychology Today, it is becoming more common.